Police charged two men in gun-related charges during separate arrests in the city this weekend.
In total, officers took possession of three firearms from the two suspects, according to police. No injuries were reported but one of the arrests ended after a physical confrontation, police said.
The first incident occurred Saturday afternoon on the 1600 block area of Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. Police said an officer saw Dwayne Leaston-Brown, 28, of Brockton, running down the street with his hands in his pocket. Police said Leaston-Brown fell, dropping a 9mm Kahr Arms CM9 handgun. The officer took the suspect into custody and a brief investigation led to finding a second gun - a 9mm Glock 43 handgun - nearby.
Police charged Leaston-Brown with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm and armed career criminal (Level 2). Police said both weapons were turned over to the Boston Plice Firearms Analysis Unit to be further processed.
A second, unrelated incident occurred during a traffic stop in the area of American Legion Highway and Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday. Police said officers pulled over a car that was seen speeding in the area and found the passenger acting "in a suspicous and agitated manner."
"As officers began to perform a pat frisk, they immediately felt a handgun on the suspect’s left thigh area," according to a police news statement. "A violent struggle then ensued as the officers and the suspect fought for control of the weapon."
Officers apprehended Glenroy Miller, 22, of Roxbury, and recovered a 9mm Smith & Wesson M&P Shield handgun "with a defaced serial number," police said. Miller will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm (2nd and subsequent), unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and resisting arrest.